Spinning and Weaving Week

Art Sparks

We're thrilled to offer activities and events for seven days devoted to celebrating spinning and weaving. Our programming will educate, inspire, and support the fiber art community.


October 3-9, 2022

$  0 - HGA Student Members

$25 - HGA Members

$50 - Non-Members

Art Sparks

New for 2022 HGA is offering Art Sparks Sessions. These Sessions will be sample classes or mini workshops covering a hyper-specific topic and are often used to introduce participants to a new art form, technique, or equipment. They might be repurposed content or a unit from a larger online course. Art Sparks Sessions will be offered in 30-minute and 1-hour segments. To register for an Art Sparks Session you must first register to attend Spinning & Weaving Week.

All sessions will be recorded and available on-demand to registered attendees for 90 days. Not a member? Join Today

$10/$20/$30 - HGA Members

$15/$30/$45 - Non-Members

Art Sparks Schedule

Mon, Oct 3

All scheduled times are Eastern Time Zone (ET).

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Art Sparks: Karen Selk: In Search of Wild Silk - Exploring a Village Industry in the Jungles of India (1W-M01)
Wild silk is much more than the miraculous journey of metamorphosis from caterpillar to silken luxury.  It is tightly woven to an ancient living culture raising tasar, muga and eri silkworms in remote forests of central and eastern India.  Raising wild silkworms, reeling cocoons, spinning fibre and weaving silk cloth provides sustainable work while protecting the environment, and supporting communities.  Photos and stories captured from weavers, spinners and silkworm farmers over thirty years of research will transport you into their homes and villages to witness the love and dedication involved in each part of the process from soil to cloth. Learn More
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Art Sparks: Dawn Edwards - Felt...An Ancient Material for Modern Creations (1W-M02)
The roots of felt-making lie deep in the history of humanity. Join Dawn as she presents images and information on felt history, and then moves on to more modern felt applications. Let’s take a little tour of the world of felt-making, visiting several countries along the way, with none of the associated jet lag! We will embark on our journey visiting some of my friends from Australia, Ireland, and the Netherlands, to name a few, as well as a stop in my Plainwell, Michigan studio.   I will take questions at the end of the presentation. Learn More
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Art Sparks: Becka Rahn - Opening an Etsy Shop (1W-M03)
Tips, techniques and words of wisdom from a long-time Etsy Seller about what it takes to run an Etsy shop. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the technical side of running your shop, creating shipping profiles and what it takes to manage an online shop.  We'll also talk about search strategies and pitfalls to help your shop get started on the right foot. Learn More
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Art Sparks: Jill Staubitz - Designing with Huck Lace (1M-M04)
(SOLD OUT - Wait List Available) It's easy to design Huck Texture and Huck Lace! After all, it is simply alternating those plain weave tabby picks, adding or subtracting along the way, to make those beautiful horizontal and vertical floats. Whether you are interested in designing with 4 shafts or 16 shafts, I will show you how easy it is to design Huck Lace! Learn More
Tues, Oct 4
Wed, Oct 5
Thurs, Oct 6
Fri, Oct 7
Sat, Oct 8
Sun, Oct 9

Sponsorship Opportunities

Be part of HGA's 7-day celebration. This digital extravaganza showcases the fiber arts with vendor demonstrations and product talks, virtual studio tours, speakers, panels, and a fun fashion show bringing together fiber enthusiasts from across the world while providing opportunities to connect online and in the days following. All events are presented over digitally through Cvent with the ability to host an unlimited number of attendees. The 2020 inaugural event included more than 40 hours of programming over 7 days. We anticipate 1,000 fiber enthusiasts will attend HGA’s Spinning & Weaving Week either in real time or by viewing recordings.

Contributions help extend HGA’s programming to more than 10,000 fiber artists and art enthusiasts through our various programs and sustains our programs at their highest level of artistic and educational excellence.

We understand that the dollars you spend need to bring the maximum benefit to your company. Corporate sponsors are offered exclusive benefits and services based on their level of contribution. Our packages are carefully structured at each level to provide the maximum visibility and the greatest mutual benefit but can be tailored to meet your organization’s philanthropic or marketing objectives. For more information, please call (678) 730-0010 or email HGA@WeaveSpinDye.org. Register to be a Sponsor or Download Sponsorship Packages

All Spinning & Weaving Week Sponsors will receive the following recognition in addition to the items listed in the packages:

  • Name recognition on HGA’s webpage as Sponsor and logo and link to your website
  • Logo and name recognition in approximately *8,000 copies of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazine
  • E-Blast sent to HGA’s mailing list of more than 10,000 promoting your sponsorship
  • Post recognizing your sponsorship on HGA’s Facebook page (8,300+ followers)
  • Tweet recognizing your sponsorship from HGA’s Twitter account (1,300 followers)
  • Post recognizing your sponsorship on HGA’s Instagram account (3,100 followers)
  • Continued publicity for 90 days after the week is over through recorded viewing of each event

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Share your Spinning and Weaving Week ideas and success stories! Call (678) 730-0010 or email HGA@WeaveSpinDye.org.